iPhone XS Max XR > XS MAX

MadeByApple

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I love the wide angle of the XR for depth control. When it works, the shots are stunning.

I hope brings this to the dual lens set up.

**Knowing apple... they probably have this feature in the pipeline. They probably held back this year so they can make it a “new feature” next year
 

MacLappy

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Wide angle makes taking portraits so much easier in some situations. For example out having dinner with friends. It’s so easy to take a portrait shot on the XR from across the table without having to scoot back(Had to get up and take a couple of steps back with the 7 plus), which can be extremely difficult if the restaurant is pack. Also portraits are much brighter and less grainy without having to factor in the telephoto lens.

I am wondering if some 3rd party photo app could just incorporate wide angle portrait into their app thus making it available for XS/XS Max.
 

Shanghaichica

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I personally prefer the closer shot and the blur on the Xs. Also in low light the overall image quality is better on the Xr because it takes the shot using the wide angle but then it doesn’t really apply a lot of blur which is the point of portrait mode. So if the lighting isn’t good I just don’t use portrait mode at all and you can achieve the same thing.

However some people will prefer the wider angle portrait shots.
 

Caspavio

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Apr 18, 2018
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I love the wide angle of the XR for depth control. When it works, the shots are stunning.

I hope brings this to the dual lens set up.

**Knowing apple... they probably have this feature in the pipeline. They probably held back this year so they can make it a “new feature” next year
the title is misleading.

to do portrait mode with the wider lens, you have to use machine learning instead of depth info from two lens. this is because the 2x lens has a smaller angle of view than the main lens, so you wont have depth info on parts which the 2x lens cannot see. so essentially you have the XR' portrait mode which blurs based on machine learning only, thus you need a human face to work. for XS, this may then look like a half baked feature; you can do portrait mode for anything using the 2x lens, but only humans for the main lens. not saying apple cant roll out the feature, but this is probably why they didnt include it in the first place. maybe now they will.
 

scubatopy

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the title is misleading.

to do portrait mode with the wider lens, you have to use machine learning instead of depth info from two lens. this is because the 2x lens has a smaller angle of view than the main lens, so you wont have depth info on parts which the 2x lens cannot see. so essentially you have the XR' portrait mode which blurs based on machine learning only, thus you need a human face to work. for XS, this may then look like a half baked feature; you can do portrait mode for anything using the 2x lens, but only humans for the main lens. not saying apple cant roll out the feature, but this is probably why they didnt include it in the first place. maybe now they will.
Appreciate your viewpoint but please note that "Halide app" enables XR camera to use portrait mode for whatever subject, not only humans. I am personally enjoying taking wonderful pics of my dogs with background blur .
 

Caspavio

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Appreciate your viewpoint but please note that "Halide app" enables XR camera to use portrait mode for whatever subject, not only humans. I am personally enjoying taking wonderful pics of my dogs with background blur .
yeah im aware of that. i have XR and halide. im just explaining what it is for apple right now based on what we can see. halide's and google's capabilities just mean that apple has catching up to do. my previous post was aimed at posters who think it is as simple as flicking a switch and you can use the wider lens for portrait mode in XS. well it's isnt not; it 's different tech. but it can be done, and halide and google is the proof.